Stage 1 Programmatic Registered Report: Open Scholarship and Feedback in Applied Research/Understanding the Role of Climate Change in Applied Research: A Qualitative Registered Report


Applied researchers have an important societal role in influencing real-world practice, bridging academic research, theory and practical experiences. Despite this, relatively little is known about theprocesses or mechanisms of feedback adopted by this community to promote contemporary scientific standards in transparency and rigour. The current study explores what feedback processes are readily adopted by applied researchers and whether they are aware of, and use, practices and feedback mechanisms established through the open scholarship movement (e.g, Registered Reports or pre-mortems). To achieve this, interviews with 50 applied researchers across various disciplines were conducted by student-led data collection teams. Content analyses suggest X. Recommendations are provided to identify opportunities where open scholarship practices can complement the workflow of applied researchers towards greater societal impact.